Chemical education in the coming decades — Challenges and opportunities
Since non-availability of low-cost, simple and reliable equipment which is easy to fabricate and easy to maintain is one of the major obstacles in improving chemistry teaching in developing countries, the Committee on Teaching of Chemistry (CTC) of IUPAC initiated, in association with UNESCO, a project in 1979 at the Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi. The fourteen-year old project has shown that a variety of solutions are possible based on locally available materials and electronic components. The Delhi University project has also gone beyond the problem of equipment by initiating work in microprocessor-controlled instrumentation, educational software, low-cost computer interfacing, desk top publishing, low-cost audio-visual aids, and small-scale chemical techniques. A vigorous hands-on teacher-training programme is helping to disseminate the Project know-how at the national and the international level.
Volume 134, 2022
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